Phoenix Purple - Independence Pathway
Our Phoenix Purple Independence Pathway offers our autistic students the opportunity to develop the key communication, confidence and life skills required for a future life beyond college. Students have regular opportunities to learn out of the classroom in real-life contexts and are supported to develop their independence and coping skills.
Group size: 6
Number of days: 3
As part of your course you will cover the following subjects:
- Communication & Confidence development
- Enterprise & customer service skills
- Life & Independence Skills- Home skills, Cooking & Healthy Lifestyle
- Literacy and number skills (including money handling and shopping)
- TITAN Travel Training & Community Involvement
- Work skills & gardening
- Well being & coping skills
This course is ideal for you if you are aged 16- 25 and have additional needs and/or disabilities. It is designed to provide you with the time and support you need to transition into further education and to develop your independence, communication and life skills.
Why Our College?
We have purpose built facilities for our inclusive learning students, including our purpose build Rug Room for students with Autistic Spectrum disorders, and our PAL building, for students who are preparing for adult life.
A centre for excellence
The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has named City College Norwich as one of three Centres for Excellence in SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) in England
Our Inclusive Learning courses help you to progress to your next step through our bespoke group programmes delivered by a team of dedicated staff
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however most learners who access this course will have an EHCP and a formal diagnosis of autism.
Once an application has been made students will be invited in for an interview and assessment day where they will get some tasters of some subjects, experience what it is like to be in a lesson and have the opportunity to talk 1:1 to one of the Course Leaders. Once this has been completed staff will decide if a young person is suitable for the course and an offer letter will be sent out.
Your tutor will set you individual targets that will help you meet your EHCP outcomes, and your progress will be reviewed against these.
On completion of this course, you will gain a college certificate.
After completing this course students may progress onto other Inclusive Learning course or transition out of education into community provisions and/or into supported living options.
The college is responsible for ensuring it can meet the support needs of any potential students and for securing the funding for them to attend once they have been accepted onto the programme.